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5 Questions to Ask Before Beginning a Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure

September 29, 2017

Woman receiving teeth whitening Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular in recent years. From basics like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers to complete smile makeovers, healthy, beautiful teeth are not just for celebrities anymore. If you’re thinking about transforming your smile, take a few moments to consider these five questions every patient should ask before beginning a cosmetic dentistry plan.

1 – What Treatments are Available?

The variety of cosmetic services available will depend in large part on the training and experience of a specific dentist. Some of the most common cosmetic solutions are teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and direct bonding. Check a dentist’s website or call the office to find out what cosmetic treatments they offer.

2 – What Materials & Labs are Used?

The types of materials, technologies, techniques, and dental labs will impact the quality and longevity of cosmetic treatments. Ask the dentist or a dental team member for more information about their cosmetic dentistry treatment methods. You can also request resources that will provide more information about the materials they use before you move forward with any specific service.

3 – Are There Side Effects?

Some treatments may be hard on teeth. For example, patients with a history of dental sensitivity may not be good candidates for teeth whitening as the chemicals used can cause or increase tooth sensitivity. Before beginning any cosmetic dentistry plan, discuss any potential negative effects with your dentistry team. A good cosmetic dentist can help you find a treatment that will create a beautiful smile without adversely affecting oral health.

4 – How Long Will Treatment Last?

That all depends on your goals. Most cosmetic solutions are completed in two appointments. If you decide to create a complete smile makeover plan, the process may take weeks, months, or even years. Your dentist should work with you one-on-one to establish a treatment plan that fits your needs, budget, and schedule.

5 – What are the Dentist’s Qualifications?

Your dentist’s training and experience will impact the quality and longevity of your treatment. During a cosmetic dentistry consultation, ask your dentist about any continuing education courses they’ve completed. Most dentists also have before and after photos of past cosmetic dentistry patients they can share with you. For patients interested in cosmetic dentistry in the Tyler community, Donna Franklin-Pitts, DDS, and her dedicated team have years of training and experience offering patients quality smile transformations. If you’d like to find out more, call Franklin Dental Center to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation. We’ll walk you through all of your treatment options, and create a personalized plan to deliver the smile of your dreams.

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